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Executive Vice President for Finance records, 1959-2001

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0060
Bib ID 5693841 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance
Title Executive Vice President for Finance records, 1959-2001
Physical Description 100.55 linear feet (20 document boxes, 1 half-size document box, and 92 record cartons. )
Language(s) English .
Access

Only boxes 1-21 are processed and available. The rest of the collection is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The processed portion of the collection is arranged in one series: Series I. Robert Olmsted and Earle Langeland Files, 1956-1967.

Description

Summary

The records include correspondence and other materials on financial matters and planning including agreements, contracts, leases, memoranda, reports, statements, and information on budgets, funds, gifts, policies, and procedures.

  • Series I: Robert Olmsted and Earle Langeland Files, 1956-1967

    This series contains the files of Robert Olmsted and Earle Langeland, Vice Presidents for Business and Finance from 1960-1965 and 1965-1967, respectively. The records include correspondence and other records on financial matters and planning including agreements, contracts, leases, memoranda, reports, statements, and information on budgets, funds, gifts, policies, and procedures.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Only boxes 1-21 are processed and available. The rest of the collection is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Executive Vice President for Finance records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

For additional materials related to the University's administration, please consult Central Files / Office of the President records (UA#0001) and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs records (UA#0083).

Accruals

Additions are expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

1994.013: Source of acquisition--The administrative offices of Columbia University transfer records to the University Archives on an ongoing basis.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative. Series I of this collection was processed by Catherine N. Carson. Finding aid written by Catherine N. Carson in July 2009.

Revision Description

2020-08-24 Full finding aid for boxes 1-21.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

Columbia University created a structure of vice presidencies for major divisions in 1949. This structure originally consisted of Vice Presidents in Charge of Educational Affairs, Medical Affairs, and Business Affairs. The Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs, which became the Vice President for Business and Finance in 1960, is the predecessor of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance.

Today, Columbia University Finance consists of several departments, including Treasury, Controller, Internal Audit, Procurement, Budget and the Investment Management Company. The Finance Division provides essential services for the support of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University.

Joseph Campbell, Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs, 1949-1954; Courtney C. Brown, Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs, 1955-1957; Robert G. Olmsted, Vice President for Business and Finance, 1960-1965; Earle E. Langeland, Vice President for Business and Finance, 1965-1967; [University finances were handled by Thomas A. McGoey, Vice President for Business, William Bloor, Treasurer of the University, and Warren Goodell, Vice President for Administration. 1967-1969; Douglas Hunt, 1969-1971; [Bruce Bassett, Vice President for Fiscal Management, 1971-1978]; Anthony Knerr, 1978-1989; John Thornton, 1989-1992; [Joseph Mullinix, EVP for Administration took on EVP for Finance duties, 1992-1994]; John Masten, 1994-2004; Albert Horvath, 2004-2007; Anne Sullivan, Executive Vice President for Finance and Information Technology, 2007-present

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Series I: Robert Olmsted and Earle Langeland Files, 1956-1967

This series contains the files of Robert Olmsted and Earle Langeland, Vice Presidents for Business and Finance from 1960-1965 and 1965-1967, respectively. The records include correspondence and other records on financial matters and planning including agreements, contracts, leases, memoranda, reports, statements, and information on budgets, funds, gifts, policies, and procedures.


Subseries I.1: Subject Files, 1956-1967

These files contain correspondence and materials on related to financial issues on various subjects including accounting, affiliated institutions, budgets, business affairs, campus services, Columbia University Press, employee benefits, funds, gifts, real estate, schools, and tuition.



Box 18 Folder 9 A--General, 1965-1966



Box 4 Folder 3 Accounting Procedures, 1957-1964



Box 11 Folder 3 Accounting Systems--Improvement Studies, 1958-1965

(See Also: Price Waterhouse; Scovell, Wellington & Company)



Box 4 Folder 5 Agreements, 1962-1965



Box 18 Folder 10 Alumni Affairs, 1960-1965


Box 18 Folder 11 American Press Institute, 1958-1962


Box 18 Folder 12 Appointments--General Information on, 1962


Box 18 Folder 13 Architecture, School of, 1961-1965


Box 18 Folder 14 Arts Center Program, 1961-1965



Box 19 Folder 1 B--General, 1961-1965


Bank Street College of Education


Box 19 Folder 2 General, 1961-1966


Box 19 Folder 3 Agreement, 1961-1964


Box 19 Folder 4 Barnard College, 1952-1958


Box 19 Folder 5 "Blocking" Policy, 1963-1964

(Blocking graduation because of unpaid debt)


Box 19 Folder 6-7 Bookstore, 1961-1965, 2 folders


Booz, Allen & Hamilton


Box 19 Folder 8 General, 1964-1966



Box 21 Folder 1 Inter-Institutional Salary Survey, 1964-1965


Box 21 Folder 2 Organization Survey, 1962


Buildings and Grounds



Box 19 Folder 9 1964-1965



Box 20 Folder 1 1966-1967


Box 20 Folder 2 Bursar, 1962-1966


Box 20 Folder 3 Business, School of, 1961


Business Affairs



Box 4 Folder 6 American Council on Education, 1964


Box 4 Folder 7 Reserves, 1963-1967


Business and Finance



Box 5 Folder 5-7 Finance, Committee on, 1961-1966, 3 folders



Box 9 Folder 14 Insurance Proposals, 1961-1963



Box 4 Folder 9 Procedures in Connection with Financial Relationship between the Student and the University, 1967



Box 5 Folder 1 School Studies, 1962-1966



Box 10 Folder 1 Scovell, Wellington & Company--Reports, 1956-1963

(Includes financial statements and outline of system revisions programs)



Box 5 Folder 2 Stabilization Fund for Endowment and Trust Funds Income, 1961-1965


Box 5 Folder 4 Taxation and Employee Exempt Income, 1961-1964


Box 5 Folder 3 University Endowments Comparison, 1959-1966


Budget


General



Box 13 Folder 3-7 1961-1966, 5 folders



Box 14 Folder 1-2 1966-1967, 2 folders



Box 10 Folder 2-3 Office of--General, 1961-1966, 2 folders


Box 10 Folder 4 Budget Mechanization, 1962-1963


Box 10 Folder 5 Capital Budget 1964-1973, 1964



Box 20 Folder 4 C--General, 1962-1966


Box 20 Folder 5 Cabinet, 1965-1966


Box 20 Folder 6 Columbia College, 1962-1966


Box 20 Folder 7 Columbia College Council, 1962-1966

(mostly on membership; one item on finances)


Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center


Box 20 Folder 8-9 1961-1965


Box 20 Folder 10-11 Indirect Cost Allowance, 1962-1964, 2 folders


Columbia University Press



Box 4 Folder 8 1965-1966



Box 6 Folder 4 1964-1966



Box 3 Folder 8 1964-1965



Box 4 Folder 2 Consultants, 1961-1964



Box 1 Folder 1 Dohr Report--Analysis of Revenues and Expenditures in Terms of Schools, 1957-1960


Box 1 Folder 2 E--General, 1962-1965


Education


Box 1 Folder 3 Association of Colleges and Universities in the State of New York, 1961-1966


Box 1 Folder 4 Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO), 1961-1965



Box 7 Folder 2 Educational Future of Columbia University, Committee on, 1961-1963


Box 7 Folder 4 Electronics Research Laboratory, 1961-1965


Engineering


Box 7 Folder 6 Krumb School of Mines, 1961-1962


Box 7 Folder 7 School of, 1961-1966


Box 7 Folder 5 Terrace and Tower Buildings, 1961-1965


Box 7 Folder 8 F--General, 1963-1966


Fringe Benefits


Box 7 Folder 9 1961-1966



Box 8 Folder 1 1961-1966


Box 8 Folder 2 Fund Raising, 1965-1966



Box 14 Folder 5 G--General, 1960-1964


Box 14 Folder 6 General Studies, School of, 1961-1964


Gifts and Bequests


General


Box 14 Folder 7 1960-1964



Box 15 Folder 1-2 1961-1964, 2 folders



Box 7 Folder 3 Foundations--General, 1961-1965



Box 15 Folder 3 Furniture, 1961-1963


Gift Funds


Box 15 Folder 4 Krumb Engineering Fund, 1960-1963


Box 15 Folder 5 Henry and Le Von Krumb Funds, 1961-1964


Box 15 Folder 6 Ambrose Monell Foundation, 1962-1964


Box 15 Folder 7 Williamson--John Dewey Philosophy Fund, 1961-1965



Box 8 Folder 3-4 Government Relations, 1958 April-1959 April, 2 folders


Box 8 Folder 5 Gymnasium, 1961-1966

(Includes drawings)


Box 8 Folder 6 H--General, 1961-1966


Box 8 Folder 7 Hudson Laboratories, 1961-1964


Box 8 Folder 8 I--General, 1965


Box 8 Folder 9 IBM-- General Correspondence, 1961-1966



Box 9 Folder 1 Industrial Reactor Laboratories, 1962-1967


Box 9 Folder 2 International Affairs, School of, 1965-1966



Box 4 Folder 1 Investments, 1961-1965



Box 9 Folder 3 J--General, 1966


Journalism


Box 9 Folder 5 Pulitzer Prize, 1960-1966


Box 9 Folder 4 School of, 1961-1966



Box 16 Folder 1 Kersting, Brown & Company, Inc., 1965

(Includes report and recommendations on a capital gifts fund-raising campaign)


Box 16 Folder 2 L--General, 1961-1966


Box 16 Folder 3 Labor--Unions, Legislation on, etc., 1961-1965


Lamont Geological Observatory


Box 16 Folder 4-6 General, 1960-1967, 3 folders


Box 16 Folder 7-8 Maritime Operations, Inc., 1964-1965, 2 folders


Box 16 Folder 9 Ocean Drilling Research Project, 1966



Box 17 Folder 1 Ocean Drilling Research Project, 1966


Box 17 Folder 2 Law, School of, 1961-1964


Box 17 Folder 3 Libraries, 1961-1966


Box 17 Folder 4 Livingston, Robert T., 1960-1965


Box 17 Folder 5 M--General, 1963-1967


Box 17 Folder 6 Master Plan, 1966



Box 11 Folder 4 Medical Center, 1961-1963



Box 17 Folder 7 Morningside Heights, Inc., 1948-1966

(Includes minutes and reports)


Box 17 Folder 8 N--General, 1961-1966


Box 17 Folder 9 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1963-1966


Box 17 Folder 10 Neighborhood Services, Office of, 1964


Box 17 Folder 11 Nevis Laboratories, 1961-1966



Box 4 Folder 4 New York State Legislation, Correspondence on, 1962-1965



Box 17 Folder 12 O--General, 1962-1964



Box 18 Folder 1 Organization and Structure of Columbia University, 1963


Box 18 Folder 2 P--General, 1964-1967



Box 3 Folder 6 Paymaster, 1961-1964


Box 3 Folder 7 Payroll, 1966-1967


Personnel


Office of



Box 12 Folder 8 1961-1967



Box 13 Folder 1 1961-1967


Fringe Benefits, 1961-1966


Box 13 Folder 2 Pharmacy, College of, 1961-1964



Box 6 Folder 1 Physical Education Department, 1961-1962



Box 15 Folder 8-9 Physical Plant and Cost Reimbursement, 1960-1964, 2 folders



Box 6 Folder 2 Plaques, 1963-1966



Box 12 Folder 7 Position Descriptions for Administrative Officers, circa 1966



Box 6 Folder 3 President, 1961-1965


Price Waterhouse--Program to Improve Budget, Accounting and Financial Reporting Systems



Box 3 Folder 9 Correspondence, 1962-1967


Box 3 Folder 10 Progress Reports, 1963-1965


Projects and Grants



Box 18 Folder 3 Indirect Cost Analysis--Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1961-1965


Box 18 Folder 4 Research Grants--Indirect Cost Analysis, 1960-1962


Box 18 Folder 5 Provost--Dean Jacques Barzun, 1961-1966


Box 18 Folder 6 Q--General, 1961-1964


Box 18 Folder 7 R--General, 1962-1964


Real Estate


Box 18 Folder 8 East Campus, 1961-1964



Box 1 Folder 5-6 Interchurch Center, 1961-1966, 2 folders

(Includes leases)


Box 1 Folder 8 Reid Hall, 1964-1966


Box 1 Folder 9 Rockefeller Center, 1961-1963


Box 1 Folder 10 Uris Hall, 1960-1964


Box 1 Folder 7 Registrar's Office, 1959-1967


Box 1 Folder 11 Research Grants, 1966


Residence Halls


Box 1 Folder 12 1960-1963



Box 2 Folder 1 1964-1966


Box 2 Folder 2 Faculty Student Housing, 1963-1966


Box 2 Folder 3 Reserve Program, 1962-1967


Real Estate


Box 2 Folder 4 General, 1961-1966


Box 2 Folder 5 The Yorkshire, 1962-1964



Box 3 Folder 1 S--General, 1964-1966


Box 3 Folder 2 Safety Program, 1964



Box 14 Folder 3-4 Salary Administration Manual, 1960-1966, 2 folders



Box 3 Folder 3 Secretary's Office, 1966-1969


Box 3 Folder 4 Service Building, 1961-1963



Box 7 Folder 1 Seven Universities Group--Listening Post, 1961-1962



Box 3 Folder 5 Social Work, School of, 1961-1966



Box 12 Folder 1-3 Space Utilization and Planning, Committee on, 1962-1967, 3 folders



Box 6 Folder 5-6 Student's Financial Relationship to the University, 1965-1966, 2 folders


Box 6 Folder 7 Student Identification Cards, 1964-1966


Box 6 Folder 8 Student Aid--Loans, Scholarships, 1962-1966



Box 12 Folder 4 Teachers College, 1960-1965


Box 12 Folder 5 Telephones--Centrex, 1965

(Includes communications plan)



Box 11 Folder 9 Thacher, Proffitt, Prizer, Crawley and Wood, 1961-1966

(Legal firm for Columbia University)



Box 6 Folder 9 TIAA-CREF, 1960-1967



Box 11 Folder 8 Travel Reimbursement--General, 1965-1966


Box 11 Folder 10 Treasurer's Office, 1960-1966


Box 11 Folder 11-12 Trustees, Board of, 1962-1967, 2 folders


Tuition


Box 11 Folder 5 General, 1956-1966


Box 11 Folder 6 Benefits and Exemptions, 1961-1967


Box 11 Folder 7 Deferred Payment of, 1966



Box 12 Folder 6 U--General, 1962-1966



Box 10 Folder 6 Uris Building Corporation, 1960


Box 10 Folder 7 V--General, 1961-1965


Box 10 Folder 8 Vice President for Business and Finance, Office of the, 1962-1966


Box 10 Folder 9 Vice President Dr. Lawrence Chamberlain, 1962-1966



Box 11 Folder 1 W--General, 1961-1966


Box 11 Folder 2 Yale University (Yale-Columbia Southern Observatory), 1960-1964


Subseries I.2: Correspondence, 1965-1966

This subseries consists of copies of outgoing correspondence for January 1965 to September 1966.



Box 9 Folder 6-13 Reading File, 1965 January-1966 September, 8 folders

(Copies of outgoing correspondence)